This next generation computer entertainment system redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalisation, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features. Combined with PlayStation Network with cloud technology, PS4 offers an expansive gaming ecosystem that is centered on gamers, enabling them to play when, where and how they want.
Credit to nicolanicolanicola @ HUKD for the find!
As a videogame writer, editor and reviewer, I've amassed a fairly sizeable selection of review platforms. Specifically: a 3DS, gaming PC, NVIDIA Shield, PS3, PS Vita, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. To say nothing of my retro library.
However, as you can plainly see, there was a gaping hole in my console collection: the PS4. Though a handsome machine, it simply didn't offer enough exclusive clout for me to justify the expense back in 2013, while the games that I was excited about -- Transistor, Uncharted 4, Planetside 2, Bloodborne and the like -- were either already available on PC or months away from release. Since my colleagues both have one, I was content to let it slide.
Then Bloodborne launched. So I bought a PS4. And I love it.
So after owning a PS4 for a fortnight or so, I thought it might be fun to pen an impressions piece. Not a review, rather what strikes me as the features and functionality that set the PS4 apart from the Xbox One I've used over the last 18 months, both good and bad, and what initially grabs me about the device as a gamer as well as a reviewer.
It's not always about nicking cars and killings zombies you know! You can't beat a bit of family time (albeit drunk family times), belting out the classics.
GameStop have the Playstation 4 Singstar Ultimate Party Bundle for only £299.97 which contains as a bundle:
For a 6 month old game that is holding its price tag very well, £23.36 is nothing short of a must buy for anybody with the Playstation 4 console!
"Explore a vast, fantasy world at the brink of catastrophe in Dragon Age: Inquisition, a next-generation action RPG, where your choices shape and drive the experience. In this upcoming video game from BioWare, makers of Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age: Origins, you’ll make your mark in an expansive, story-driven open world filled with complex characters, challenging combat and difficult decisions.Click here to read more...
You can't really go wrong with Minecraft, you simply chill out, mine and build things, it's a bit of a no brainer really.....but it's soooo good! (my kids tell me).
"Build! Craft! Explore!
Discover a world with the freedom to do whatever you want. Dig down into the unknown depths or build incredible structures, from humble homes to grand cityscapes. Go it alone or bring your friends along for the ride. The only limit is your imagination.
Why so serious? Well its freekin hard not to be knowing that the beautiful Batman Arkham Knight Playstation 4 bundle has now been priced at an extremely attractive £329 (saving £40 off the RRP). Due for release on June 23rd, the Arkham Knight bundle not only sports a limited edition Steel Grey PS4 system chassis, but also comes with:
Dragon Age: Inquisition seems to be holding its price tag very well since release and I think at £31.99 on both Xbox One and Playstation 4 from Argos is an extremely tempting price point for anybody looking to pickup the game at it's cheapest. Still if you still can't make your mind up and need tilting into the right direct, be sure to check out our review of Dragon Age: Inquisition.
"Lead a team of heroes on a perilous journey through a living, open world. Discover the dramatic world of Thedas, from war-torn plains to jagged coasts, in the upcoming action RPG from BioWare, the creators of Mass Effect."
Tomorrow (March 29th) sees a cracking deal from Amazon.de, for only £299.47 (estimate) you will be able to grab a PS4 console with an additional controller, a PS4 camera and a copy of The Order: 1886 Limited Steelbook Edition.Click here to read more...
PlayStation 4 console plus £25 worth of points which is enough to get you a game all for £266.95 delivered.
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Regardless of your feelings on Ready At Dawn's latest, there's no arguing that this bundle from Argos is a mighty fine deal for a brand new PS4. Bundled with The Order and The Last of Us, it's a significant saving for Sony's console with one of its best exclusives and one of its latest releases (yes, I'm being kind here.) If you do decide to go for it, be sure to click the Special Offers button at the top of the page and then select the second option to get the bundle for this price. Thanks to iShoey @ HUKD!
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If you're looking to start the year with a new console and having been leaning towards the Sony side of things, this deal from Amazon is a good shout. The listing may look like only the console is included, but it actually comes with a copy of the highly enjoyable LittleBigPlanet 3. For sub-£300 I'd say that's a bit of a bargain. Thanks to cajagos @ HUKD!
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Get a Black Playstation 4 with Minecraft, LittleBigPlanet 3, Drive Club, & LEGO Batman 3 for £349.99 from Argos - Click here to buy!
Here's yet another chance to get hold of a PS4 bundle with 3 great local co-op titles (and Drive Club) potentially before Christmas if you use the Reserve option and collect from your nearest Argos (stock depending, of course.) Best of all, if you're not bothered by the colour of your console, you can opt for the White version and save yourself a further £20.
To take advantage of the deal, click one of the links above, then click the "6 special offers" button below the price. That will take you to the correct option - just hit "choose products," and on the next page select LBP3 and LEGO Batman 3. Thanks to maxAmaim @ HUKD!
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We're seeing a lot of these "pick and choose your own games" bundles today, and now Tesco are joining in with their own PlayStation 4 offer. For £339, you can choose between a black or white PS4, and a choice of two games between two selections - the first being The Last Of Us Remastered or Drive Club, and the second between LEGO Batman 3, FIFA 15, or Far Cry 3. We've also seen word that those with the ClubCard boost can potentially make an even greater saving. Just hit the link below and follow the three steps to create your bundle.
Thanks to chriswong415 @ HUKD!
It's yet another PS4 bundle from ShopTo via Ebay for the PS4, but instead of big action titles or sports games being included, we have a family friendly bundle with two differing yet fantastic titles.
What's noteworthy about the games included is that you can do local co-op, although you'll have to get a second controller separately (keep an eye out on here, we'll highlight a good deal for one eventually.) Thanks to mondaytuesdayhappydays @ HUKD for the find!
With the recent £30 Amazon deal now a distant memory, this is the cheapest price for a Dualshock 4 if you want a new one as a spare or replacement for your PS4. On the bring side, you get to choose from three colours. Which is nice.
Thanks to brandonday1 @ HUKD!
With Christmas and Black Friday fast approaching, it's time for our annual console buyer's guides packed with useful advice, cheap console bundle deals and the best games bargains for the hottest software. Now we're ready to give the PS4 its dues.
Sony's console has been flying off the shelves this past year on the strength of its beefy specifications, best-in-class controller, affordable pricing, nifty features and the promise of more quality first-party exclusives. Unfortunately we'll have to wait until next year for big hitters like Bloodborne and Uncharted 4, but the PS4 makes up for it with canny third-party deals, superb indie games and an impressively varied lineup of software big and small.
In this guide we'll discuss the hardware, software and then the cheapest way to get up and running.
For those who want a taste of both new and old, GAME are currently running a PS4 bundle with The Last Of Us Remastered and either Far Cry 4 OR Grand Theft Auto 5 for £349.99. Bargain. Thanks to preparationiskey @ HUKD!
Argos are also running some straightfoward PS4 bundle deals at the moment, the best of which includes the console with Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4 for £359.99. Scroll down to see the special offers. Thanks to Jabbypans @ HUKD!
If you want to make sure you don't run out of games to play, you can net a PS4 with five decent games for under £400 at ShopTo, including Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Wolfenstein and Minecraft. Thanks to preparationiskey @ HUKD!
Dragon Age fans can also get Dragon Age: Inquisition with a new PS4 console for £329.85 at ShopTo.
Finally, if you're in the market for a standalone glacier white console, you can grab a bargain at Gamestop for £299.97. Note that their customer service leaves much to be desired, though. Thanks to ahmadfirdausazmi @ HUKD!
Naturally we expect Black Friday to be bountiful for cheap PS4 bundle deals, but this is the level you want to match or beat! Also be sure to keep an eye on Amazon, who recently offered several bundles at £329.99 and may do so again come the end of November.Click here to read more...
This isn't the cheapest price we've seen, and there's a good chance Black Friday will probably yield better offers, but Amazon currently have the best price for a Dualshock 4 controller. Considering how most other online retailers are normally asking for around £45, it's certainly a tempting offer for those in urgent need a spare or replacement.
We here at Dealspwn are big fans of the Dualshock 4, considering it a vast improvement over the DS3. Comfortable for long sessions and less likely to give you 'the claw' is a plus, but the fact it also works as a PC controller without configuring 3rd party software is nice little bonus. Thanks to knight01 @ HUKD for the heads-up!
The PS4's 'Masamune' firmware update brought a slew of great new features to the console experience, such as Share Play, but it wasn't quite perfect. Many gamers reported that their consoles refused to boot up after being put into Rest Mode, which isn't what any of us signed up for!
Thankfully Sony have sorted things out by way of a new patch, update 2.0.1, which is rolling out today according to the latest tweet from PlayStation Europe. Sorted. Hopefully.
If you haven't tried out Share Play yet, we'd highly suggest you give it a whirl after checking out Matt and Carl's PS4 Share Play Video. If you suffered from the PS4 Rest Mode issue, let us know in the comments!
It may have only been on the big screen for mere seconds, but the news that Dreamfall Chapters would be coming to consoles first on Playstation 4 was a welcome surprise at this year’s Gamescom. So, it was obviously something I wanted to talk about with Ragnar Tørnquist & Dag Scheve of Red Thread Games when I met up with them the following day, to learn more about how the deal was made, and if it meant that Xbox One owners would missing out.Click here to read more...
Sony's official unboxing video was a thing of hammy brilliance, so it's perhaps no surprise that when we came to make our own, we took lashings of inspiration from Yoshida and co.
That's right folks, next-gen (current-gen now I suppose) is finally here, and Sony kindly sent us a PS4 unit and some titles to review. Naturally, the first thing we did was take some pointers from our wonderful community, strap on some gloves, and give Sony's latest console the unboxing treatment.
BEHOLD! Greatness awaits! Maybe.Click here to read more...